The world of refractive surgery is large and complex. There are many different surgeries regularly performed to treat refractive error all of them have variables and sub-alternatives, which can and should be considered.
Lasik and Lasek are two techniques that have been available for decades. It has been shown that the efficacy of one with respect to the other differs in certain aspects and although Lasik is more commonly recommended, the differences are not so significant.
Other procedures are likely to emerge over time, along with advancements in technology and the creation of new devices, or with the revision of previous techniques.
An example of this progress is CATz Lasik, where the use of topography-guided lasers gave greater precision to an already existing technique. This is one of the largest findings in terms of eye surgery in recent times; however, it is not the only one.
These three aspects (Lasik, Lasek, and CATz) end up being one of the most viable options for correcti..